Grant Audit Assistant

Job Title: Grant Audit Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Reference: REF-F6-FGWGKUX
Contact Name: Alicia Zarandi
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 05, 2019 16:28

Job Description

Do you have a passion for charities and a keen interest to work with some of the leading non-profit organisations in the sector?


At Crowe, our grants audit work has grown rapidly in recent years and this has created an exciting opportunity for a Grants Audit Assistant to join our team. You’ll be responsible for carrying out grant audits across a wide range of donors including USAID, EC, SIDA, Danida, DfID. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and a keen interest in the sector, with a willingness to help clients meet the contractual requirements of the donor funding. You must also be able to demonstrate close attention to detail.


The grants team are part of our highly regarded Non Profit team at Crowe U.K. We are the foremost providers of professional services to the non-profit sector and our ranking as the number one charity auditor by both Caritas and Charity Finance for the last nine years is a testimony to this. This is, therefore, a great opportunity for anyone that is looking to specialise and develop their knowledge and expertise within the sector.

You’ll be working alongside experienced partners and managers with a wealth of non-profits knowledge, within a supportive and approachable environment. Our non-profits team works with a variety of prestigious clients across a diverse range of organisations within the sector, many of whom are top 100 charities or household names. There may also be opportunities for international travel as part of the grants work with some of our international charities.

Crowe U.K. is a well-established firm with a strong reputation for providing high-quality service and investment in our people. Our specialist Non-Profits team is multi-disciplinary and includes accounting, tax, risk management, evaluation, governance, and consultancy specialists as well as grants specialists. We are committed to the highest standards of technical expertise and audit quality.

There may be opportunities to travel overseas to visit some of the programmes so a willingness to travel overseas is desirable.

For the right individual, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to join an expanding team within a well cultured and growing firm.


Your responsibilities

  • Supports the Grant Audit Manager in each stage of the audit process:
  • Selects samples as part of the audit planning process
  • Performs: audit tests, documentation of internal control systems, grant contract review
  • Ensuring work is accurate and clearly documented to a high standard
  • Following a preliminary review of working papers, follows up with clients to ensure working papers are complete for Manager review
  • Assists with reporting stage (documentation of audit test results)
  • Drafts management letters and reports
  • Provides regular and proactive updates to management about the progress of work
  • Helps ensure firm-wide consistency in performing grant audits
  • Assists the Grant Audit Manager with drafting proposals in order to win more work
  • Acquires and maintains technical knowledge to the required standard (technical training provided)
  • Ensures completion of assigned areas of work within the time budget and deadlines to the standard set
  • Provides assistance as required to other departments/offices within the practice


Essential skills and competencies

  • Minimum AAT qualified
  • Good report writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to analyse complex data (e.g. detailed expenditure breakdowns from multiple sources)
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word)
  • Communication – ability to translate complex contractual requirements into plain English
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills – you will be working on multiple assignments simultaneously and will need to demonstrate an ability to prioritise tasks


Desired skills and competencies

  • Experience of grant audits desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of donor requirements desirable but not essential
  • Additional language skills may be of benefit as you will be working with organisations operating in different countries


Why join Crowe?

As one of the UK’s leading firms, we are always looking for exceptional people to join us. All of our people live Crowe’s values of professionalism, integrity, quality, development, and approachability. Our ethos is to promote this friendly, approachable and professional style as trusted advisors, building strong and long-term relationships with our clients.

We offer you an opportunity to continue your career and work for a firm that offers development, knowledge and the chance to progress. You will work alongside experienced specialists who put the client at the heart of everything they do.

At Crowe, you will find the expertise, the resources and, above all, the commitment to help you build a satisfying and rewarding career. In return, we can offer you continued career development, highly competitive salaries, and flexible benefits. You will also have the opportunity to work for a firm that truly puts its people at the forefront of its thinking.